The German Canadian Business Association established a Meetup Group called “German Business Vancouver”, which gained only 37 members in one year. Since most members did not visit events or join the Association, we decided to let the page lapse. Before that, though, I thought we should take the basic business information that all of our members posted and publish it here to let people know what kind of German-speaking business people live in or around Vancouver.
We will just use the first initial or both initials:
EP – I run the Westcoast German News Blog! If you need some social media, PR or blogging, contact me. (ok, this was me LOL)
L – Health and finance
MB – Hi there, I’m an IT professional that moved to Vancouver from Munich about 3 years ago. I grew up in Germany, also lived in Singapore and the States for a bit…
DL – I am Chinese, I know a few Germans, I would like to see whether I could venture in Germany.
T – I love Berlin, Munich and Hamburg but call Vancouver my home since 2008. I’m an independent nutritionist with an (event) marketing and hospitality background.
S – Hi – I lived in Germany for several years & looking to expand my network with the German community in Vancouver.
CG – I am from Switzerland. I would like to keep the German Language up, and I am interested in Arts. I am a Manual Therapist in Cranial-Sacral and Bowen Therapy. However, I am also interested and include Traditional Chinese Modalities into my work.
V – Wedding & Portrait Photography
DB – Sales representative as a freight broker
SB – Owner of Becker’s Bakery (German Bakery), Moonsinger Media (Film editing and Music production), Becker Construction (Home Renovation), and Becker Consulting (Biology) in Vancouver.
RA – I bring 25+ years experience in marketing, research and sales. I am currently the Director of Membership & Sales with the Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association (GVHBA). I also sit as a Director-at-Large for Canadian Construction Women.
SA – Environmental Consultation and Sustainability Accounting
BS – Art – original paintings and sculptures
TK – As German exchange student, I would like to contribute by organizing cross-cultural events but also bringing in a new perspective by German students and locals who are interested in German business and culture.
KK – I am a real estate investor, urban planner and community developer, with a few other ventures on the side.
M – Video content, script writing, translations and more. Academic writing.
V – As a Green confidence Business coach, I work with WELT-VERBESSERER leaders and innovators needing an ally in the process
U – Ulrike is a certified translator
R – Running a Lederhosen & Dirndl rental service & am generally interested in all things German. Looking forward to meeting many of your in person! We moved here about 8 years ago & it looks like we’re here to stay.
D – Professional project management and project controls services for the sectors built environment, infrastructure, energy & resources and communication.
L – I am interested in moving to Germany to set up a business. My product is financial services, consulting, and overseas investments.
P – Spets Association Management provides professional administrative services to not-for-profit organizations. We manage membership, finances, marketing and all other day-to-day administration. We plan and execute meetings, events and conferences
SB – Service Community website based in Berlin expanding world wide, including Canada. I will be leading the Canadian portal where Companies, Restaurants, Service provider and many others are able to communicate and advertise their Service with ratings by user. It will be also a website to exchange all sorts of topics (e.g. “travelling”) for the user. People will share their experience while travelling to Banff with recommendations. The user can use the portal for free and is able to gain rewards in points by just being active on the website. These points can be used for special exclusive services that require a payment. More details follow after we launched the website it will most likely happen sometime this year. At the moment we are very close but due to constant updates and fixings we could not get online yet.
B – Nonprofit, housing, b2b, orientation businesses to Canadian market and trends, editing and localizing in English
H – AV tech
B – Hi! I emigrated from Germany in 1998. I am the owner of Karelo.com, an online event registration and online payment service.
B – Construction Industry
MM – Management Consulting, Process Improvement, Strategic Planning, Project Management, Financial Development
JR – German/Austrian/Swiss/South Tyrol Restaurant with authentic live German music on select dates
AW – Stock market analysis and IT services – I have come to Vancouver in 2008 as a permanent resident. I work as a freelancer mostly for companies in Europe taking advantage of the time difference.
DB – Just graduated
G – Architect
R – I go to Germany every summer & enjoy anything German.
SK – My company teccrab inc. (established in 2012) helps small and middle size businesses to gain more online visibility by using social media combined with SEO and other online marketing strategies. We also provide services such as Hosting, Website and Database Development, Video Production and Public Relations Services.
MG – I work in the public venture capital markets, advising and helping companies raise money and grow their businesses. I’ve lived in Vancouver most of my life, and am a dual citizen (Canada Germany). I’ve done some business studies in Germany (Koblenz) and my German is a bit rusty.
CJ – I moved to Canada in 1997 and graduated from UBC in 2005. I am the owner and Certified Pedorthist at Foot Solutions of Vancouver and West Vancouver. When I am not busy working I spend my time exploring Vancouver and surroundings.
About the Author
Elke is a connector, a promoter, a writer and a blogger who loves to build community, attend events and network with other entrepreneurs. Whether you need help with advertising, public relations, social media or communications, she is there for her clients.